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A Night of Fright: Sleeping in a Ghost Hotel in Erice, Sicily

A Night of Fright: Sleeping in a Ghost Hotel in Erice, Sicily

Southern Italy is overflowing with abandoned buildings and Sicily is no exception. Among those, hotels are not seldom. Seeing this favorable situation, we have decided to test a couple of those to relieve our wallet and entertain you, my readers, with an adventure at the same time! There was a little complication though – what was meant to be a comfortable way of spending the night, turned into a test of courage for the little fearful me… I enjoy a…

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How To Hike From Trapani to Erice + On To Tonnara di Bonagia

How To Hike From Trapani to Erice + On To Tonnara di Bonagia

Erice is one of those little towns that are a reason to love Sicily. If you catch a cheap flight to Trapani and are wondering where to get some spectacular views, head over to Erice. While Trapani is not huge, it has a feel of a city, still. Erice, on the other hand, is a small village you can tour in a few hours, time for a capuccino included. While literally all the Erice guides recommend taking the cablecar to…

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Kayaköy: The Ghost Village of Turkey

Kayaköy: The Ghost Village of Turkey

Every hiker who decides to walk the Lycian way from Fethiye must pass through Kayaköy; however, most of its visitants are whether tourists (unsurprisingly few this year – 2016) or local youth who is looking for a fun place to spend their Saturday evening. Most of the time the village is truly abandoned, more so in the light of the dropping tourism numbers following the Syrian conflict. Abandoned village of Kayaköy About 500 houses, empty and crumbled, attract the eyes…

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Walking into Wild: Seven Days on the Lycian Way (Turkey Guide)

Walking into Wild: Seven Days on the Lycian Way (Turkey Guide)

The Lycian way is an amazing path for people who love long hikes and unspoiled nature – you can spend even months walking it! While I have only walked for a week, I enjoyed it to the fullest. If you are planning to hike the Lykian yolu, this post is for you! Here is my itinerary from Ölüdeniz (Fethiye) to Letoon / Karaköy, which is around 70 km. The reason it took us whole week to walk this distance is…

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How to Prepare for the Lycian Way in Turkey: A Mountain Lover´s Guide

How to Prepare for the Lycian Way in Turkey: A Mountain Lover´s Guide

The Lykian yolu is known as the ancient path in Turkey that has been used by merchants for many centuries, providing contact between far away countries and exchange of goods, spices, but also information. Nowadays, you can walk the Lycian way as a tourist, following the red and white sign which will lead you from Fethiye to Antalya.

Basic Albanian Phrases For Your Budget & Hitchhiking Trip

Basic Albanian Phrases For Your Budget & Hitchhiking Trip

Having basic language skills is a must when hitchhiking in a country; Albania is not an exception. Hitchhiking in Albania is relatively easy, however, you are likely to meet people who don´t speak any foreign language. To avoid a few misunderstandings and awkward moments, here is the survival cheat-sheet of Albanian language phrases you might need during your budget travel across this beautiful country.

10 Breathtaking Urbex Spots Around the World

10 Breathtaking Urbex Spots Around the World

I love the thrill I get from urbex. If you like exploring, adventure and abandoned buildings, urban exploration is probably already on the list of your interests too. Home and on the road alike, I love to discover the rough side of a place – not only the picture perfect of the polished downtown, but also the dirty and shabby (but spellbinding and adrenaline raising) of the abandoned locations.  These guts of a country oftentimes have an interesting (hi)story behind…

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Hitchhiking Albania: Stories from the Road less Traveled (part 1)

Hitchhiking Albania: Stories from the Road less Traveled (part 1)

The region of Balkan is getting more and more famous as a perfect spot for hitchhikers avid for adventure. Its history is rich and natural beauty abundant – what more should you ask for? Even the post-communist feel is becoming hip these days. As for me, Albania doesn´t seem exotic (no palm trees and no coconuts, that´s why! …ok, I guess they do have some palm trees!) – my homecountry is too close and its history too similar. That is…

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